News archive from 30 July 2015

Esther Myers and Walter J. Palmer: Champ & Chump

Esther Myers and Walter J. Palmer: Champ & Chump

Champ Esther Myers - The slogan affirms reading is fundamental. Myers, a founding member of Central Florida's Adult Literacy League, has labored nearly half her life to ensure everyone can enjoy the written word - even if it's not the short stories...

 
Trump, NRA and Sanders: Rant

Trump, NRA and Sanders: Rant

For those who joined Donald Trump's bandwagon because they are unhappy with the economy, jobs, wages, immigration, etc., the answer is: Don't vote for the party that created the problem - Republicans. The National Rifle Association, gun manufacturers...

 
NFLPA plans to discredit Goodell in Brady appeal

NFLPA plans to discredit Goodell in Brady appeal

The NFL Players Association’s lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will focus on four major grounds, including the partiality of Commissioner Roger Goodell, who upheld Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension...

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Universal Studios gives trip to class that helped principal

BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) - Universal Studios is donating a free vacation to all 42 seniors graduating from a New Hampshire high school after the class donated funds for a class trip to their principal, who was diagnosed with cancer. The Caledonian Record...

 
Reaper drone flying over Calif. in search for missing motorcyclist

Reaper drone flying over Calif. in search for missing motorcyclist

California authorities launched a National Guard Reaper drone on Wednesday to search for a missing motorcyclist, the first time the National Guard has used one of its highly sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles in this country for a...

 
Senate mea culpa means zip without Fair Districts

Senate mea culpa means zip without Fair Districts

Don't look now, but swine are airborne, the damned are doing figure 8s in a certain suddenly arctic Southern clime, and the calendar reads the Twelfth of Never. An apology it wasn't. Surely, the Senate would've cribbed from comedienne April Winchell -...

 
Rinse, repeat: Their Take

Rinse, repeat: Their Take

Rinse, repeat This month has been par for the course. Last Thursday, a man with a history of mental illness and a predilection for violence, John R. Houser, opened fire with a .40-caliber handgun in a movie theater in Lafayette, La. He killed two and...

 
City Centre, Confederate symbols and Iran: Letters

City Centre, Confederate symbols and Iran: Letters

Stunning City Centre As a Kindle Sentinel subscriber, I don't get all the photos that online or print readers get, so I was concerned at columnist Beth Kassab's description of the new City Centre high rise proposed for a corner of Lake Eola as an...

 

Report: Canada PM to begin campaign weeks early

Setting up Canada's longest campaign since 1872, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appears set to issue an early call in the next few days that Parliament be dissolved for a general election in October, according to U.S. and Canadian news reports.....

 

Teen step-father charged with murder, arson in deadly mobile home fire

A deadly house fire in Oakland that killed a young boy and seriously injured his brother in June was allegedly set by their 19-year-old step-father, investigators said. Luis Cruz, 19, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder,...

 

Wanted: Landlords to help house homeless

Advocates for housing Central Florida's homeless already have won over local business leaders, politicians and the faith community. But now they're facing what may be the biggest hurdle yet. Landlords. "We need the hearts and minds of property...

 

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles must wake up his UCF echoes

There was a time not long ago when we wouldn't even consider this to be a do-or-die, make-or-break season for our boy Blake Bortles. In a calmer, quieter, more patient time, the former Oviedo High School and UCF quarterback would just be dipping his...

 
Fed statement issued July 29, 2015

Fed statement issued July 29, 2015

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that economic activity has been expanding moderately in recent months. Growth in household spending has been moderate and the housing sector has shown additional...

 
Backpacks filled with supplies 'level playing field' for school kids

Backpacks filled with supplies 'level playing field' for school kids

The calendar may say it's still July, but back-to-school supply drives and giveaways are already in full swing, with the Office Depot Foundation giving out 4,000 supply-filled sack packs Wednesday to Orlando-area schools and nonprofits that serve...

 
National teachers union takes over Orange's local, citing dysfunction

National teachers union takes over Orange's local, citing dysfunction

The American Federation of Teachers, using a "rarely exercised" power, today decided to takeover the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association. The national union said the action was necessary to restore "democratic rights" to...

 

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